For its investments and contribution to the development of the regional economy, in December 2017, Burgas Airport was awarded by the Chamber of Commerce of Burgas with distinction in the category “Big enterprise".
In the past year from Burgas airport were made flights to 153 destinations in 43 countries. The number of registered passengers was 2 982 339, the growth is 3.59%. Most passengers arrived from Russia - 660,284, followed by Great Britain (448,692), Germany (398,620), Poland (319,023) and Czech Republic (262,839).
The highest growth is seen among Czechs (20%) and Denmark (18%). For those departing from Burgas the most preferred destinations were Moscow, Prague, London, Tel Aviv and Katowice. Nine new airlines flew to and from Burgas and summer included 10 new destinations in Germany, Sweden, Ukraine, Finland, France, Greece, Lithuania and Iceland.
Ryanair announced that it will open a new base at the airport in late March 2018. Base No. 87 brings an investment of $ 100 million and 11 new routes: Bratislava, Dusseldorf -Weeze, Frankfurt-Hahn, Krakow, Munich-Memmingen, Milan-Bergamo, Riga, Rzeszow, Tel Aviv, Warsaw-Modlin and Kaunas.